Posted on | August 6, 2011 | No Comments
As you know, the benefits of exercise are endless, so it is no surprise that exercise plays a major contributor in the prevention of osteoporosis. Both strength training and weight-bearing exercises can help to dramatically improve bone health. Strength and conditioning classes in Portland will not only allow you to maintain a strong and lean body, but they will also work to reduce the chances of future health problems such as osteoporosis.
Just Ask The Health Experts:
The National Center for Biotechnological Information reports, “Researchers estimate that about 1 out of 5 American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. About half of all women over the age of 50 will have a fracture of the hip, wrist, or vertebra (bones of the spine).” Here are some of the most common factors that contribute to osteoporosis:
- A drop in estrogen and testosterone increases the appearance of this disease for women and men.
- Lack of calcium and vitamin D leads to inadequate formation of bone and bone tissue.
- Not enough exercise: It is never too late to begin a fitness routine, particularly strength and conditioning classes, which will decrease the possibility of having this disease when you are older.
- Smoking, heavy drinking, and low body weight are also contributing factors.
Strengthen Bones & Slow Bone Loss Through Exercise & Diet:
If you have not already developed a fitness routine, it’s not too late to start. Exercises such as step aerobics, weight lifting, and jogging are just a few examples of how our strength and conditioning classes in Portland can provide you with a well-rounded fitness routine to help fight against diseases. These classes also prepare you for other fitness routines such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and mixed martial arts classes. It is also important to compliment your fitness efforts with a proper diet. Eat foods that are high in calcium such as salmon, yogurt, milk, spinach, and cheese. By maintaining a proper balance between diet and exercise, it is possible to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
New Breed Academy
9213 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97266